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Questions About Sweet Woodruff Plants

Asked by
Momsgarden on
June 14, 2012

Q. will sweet woodruff grow in a sunny garden

Will sweet woodruff grow in a sunny garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 15, 2012
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This plant is best grown in a shady location. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/woodruff/growing-sweet-woodruff.htm

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Asked by
Leyno on
May 7, 2015
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Q. care for sweet woodruff

How to care for sweet woodruff throughout the summer? Do I need to cut it back after spring flowering? It is now thriving and flowering beautifully.

Answered by
shelley on
May 8, 2015
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Yes, you can. Actually, shearing it back a little in the summer can spur a new flush of growth and possibly a second bloom.

For more information on the care of sweet woodruff, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/woodruff/growing-sweet-woodruff.htm

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Anonymous on
June 9, 2015

Q. sweet woodruff

I have a plot that is approximately 270 square feet and I want to plant sweet woodruff. The plants I have access to are in 4 1/2 inch pots now. How many plants will I need for a good ground cover of the area?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2015
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The number of plants per sq.ft is normally determined by the spacing between plants. On average, sweet woodruff plants are spaced between 9 and 12 inches apart. Here is more information: http://www.penderpines.com/plant-care/flower-beds/

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Anonymous on
June 21, 2015

Q. sweet woodruff

How long does it take for sweet woodruff seeds that have been planted directly into the ground in spring to germinate, assuming that is the right word?

Answered by
Heather on
June 21, 2015
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These seeds germinate best following a cold period. In fact, sweet woodruff thrives in cooler areas. Normally those living in warmer climes start them indoors, placing the pots in the refrigerator for about two weeks to chill. In cooler areas, they will automatically receive this 'chill' period when directly sown outdoors. That said, in your region the seeds may not have gotten a suitable chilling beforehand, thus the germination process may take a bit longer than normal, which is usually anywhere from two to three weeks, and sometimes a little longer. Don't give up on it though - with a little patience the plant could still surprise you.

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Anonymous on
July 20, 2015

Q. Sweet Woodruff

Why would my sweet woodruff be turning brown and dying is various spots? It has been in for 5 years and this is the first time this has happened.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 20, 2015
Certified Expert
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It could have a fungus of some kind. Treat the plant with a fungicide, like neem oil, and see if this helps. Also, you may need to remove any dead growth to on and around the plant to prevent spreading.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 31, 2015

Q. I live in Brooklyn, N.Y. and have a shady site

I planted a healthy “gilium odoratum” sweet woodruff on April 24 and then basically haven’t monitored it, unfortunately. I just noticed many of its leaves are browning and it’s not a happy camper, looking a bit straggly too, although not dead yet! We’ve had some horrible heat waves but a lot of rain on some days. The light on it is, I think, light shade. Overhead tall trees, dappled, maybe a bit of direct sun in afternoon – I will notice this in next few days. Maybe the site was too light? I just gave it a good watering. Should I also cut it down by half? It is about 8″ now. Thanks for suggestions for a novice gardener (besides not caring for my plants, I’ve learning my lesson), Linda

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 1, 2015
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It could be a lack of water if the area consists of dry shade. In temps over 85 degrees F., most plants require additional watering to keep their roots cool. Without enough water, especially in high heat, your plant will suffer as yours seems to be. Additionally, anything newly planted requires more water as the roots become established.

If a lack of watering does not seem to be the issue (for instance, if you've had an abundance of rain), then it could have a fungus of some kind. Treat the plant with a fungicide, like neem oil, and see if this helps. Also, remove any dead growth to on and around the plant.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 26, 2016

Q. Sweet Woodruff from Seed

I would like to plant ground cover in my mostly shady front yard with sweet woodruff. Currently, there is a mixture of patchy grass and moss that resides there. The area is not very large (most of my land is in the backyard) and I would like to fill it in entirely with sweet woodruff. I was thinking of doing it from seed but I wanted to check with experts on the procedure to make this transition work.

I would greatly appreciate any help that you can provide.

Mike
Ann Arbor, MI

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 28, 2016
Certified Expert
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I am a huge fan of Sweet Woodruff, I actually added it to my own garden last year in Zone 4.
Starting from seed is quite easy.

Here is a link about Sweet Woodruff that will be helpful.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/woodruff/growing-sweet-woodruff.htm

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